Featured Regulatory Series of 2019

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The Regulatory Review revisits its series published over the past year.

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Throughout the year, The Regulatory Review highlights key regulatory debates and developments by publishing series of essays grouped around a single topic. We are pleased to highlight all nine series published by The Regulatory Review in 2019. The series are arranged below in chronological order.

Deregulation Then and Now

March 11, 2019

How does the Trump Administration’s deregulatory agenda compare with that of the Reagan Administration? This series in The Regulatory Review brings together a panel of experts to share their reflections on the deregulatory efforts of the past and the present.

The Future of Workplace Regulation

April 1, 2019

This series of essays addresses some of the many changes facing workers. Experts in labor and employment regulation focus on critical questions for the future: Who should be considered an employee or an independent contractor? How will automation affect workers? Should states or the federal government act to regulate employers?

What Tomorrow Holds for U.S. Health Care

April 29, 2019

Health care policy has become prominent in national policy debates. In this series of essays, experts offer their insight into the future of health care regulation and explore problems—including rising costs of prescription drugs, the opioid abuse crisis, and gaps in access to care—facing the nation.

Guiding Agencies to Improve Transparency and Efficiency

May 28, 2019

In this series of essays, scholars analyze The Administrative Conference of the United States’s recommendations to improve efficiency, public access, and transparency in agency procedures. As administrative agencies confront a continually changing world, ongoing assessments of agency procedures are critical to improving governmental performance.

The Supreme Court’s 2018–2019 Regulatory Term

July 8, 2019

Over its most recent term, the U.S. Supreme Court has heard some of the most closely watched cases related to administrative law and regulation in recent memory. The Regulatory Review has invited leading scholars and practitioners from across the country to weigh in on the impacts of the Court’s regulatory decisions from this past term.

What the Shutdown Revealed About the Value of Public Service

September 9, 2019

In a distinguished lecture at Penn Law, Professor Paul C. Light said he thinks that the 2018-2019 federal government shutdown could provide a much-needed impetus for reforms to the federal civil service system. In this series of essays, his remarks were followed by responses from four other leading experts in public administration.

Prioritizing Accessibility and Clarity in Agency Actions

October 28, 2019

In its 71st Plenary Session, the Administrative Conference of the United States published new recommendations emphasizing public accessibility of agency guidance documents, efficient hiring of administrative law judges, and proper treatment of interpretive rules. The Regulatory Review invited leading scholars involved in developing these recommendations to discuss how implementing those recommendations could improve the government.

Using Rigorous Policy Pilots to Improve Governance

November 18, 2019

The Regulatory Review invited leading scholars and practitioners from across the country to write this series of essays, offering insight on how government can conduct meaningful policy pilots and should prioritize evidence-gathering and rigorous evaluation of regulatory policy.

Constitutional Questions and the Administrative State

December 16, 2019

In conjunction with the University of Pennsylvania Law Review’s publication of its symposium issue and Law & History Review’s related publication, The Regulatory Review has developed a series of essays from the symposium’s participants on questions of administrative constitutionalism.

This page is part of a four-part series, entitled The 2019 Regulatory Year in Review.